The Rise of the Pub Wedding

Written by Lottie Dainton
Image courtesy of Youngs.

If you’re busy basking in the chaos of engagement announcements or if you’re about to embark on your wedding planning journey, choosing your venue really should be at the top of your to-do-list. Why? It means you can set the date, start booking suppliers and begin imagining your perfect day.

So, now you’ve made the wedding venue search your number one priority, it’s time to think about the type of venue you would like to find for your special day. If a traditional country house wedding venue just doesn’t seem to take your fancy, don’t fret. A lavish white wedding isn’t for every bride and groom, and there are lots of options available instead.

For the laidback yet style-conscious couple, a more relaxed and informal setting may be up your street. Have you ever considered a pub wedding? You will be spoilt with delicious, hearty food, first-class service and a cosy environment. What’s not to love?!

Pub weddings are becoming more and more popular amongst the sophisticated bride and groom. Gone are the days where you were restricted to saying ‘I Do’ in a particular setting. In fact, weddings are much more flexible than they used to be, offering the freedom to have the day you want. Couples are seeking a more casual and informal venue to host their celebrations.

If you are lucky enough to be getting wed abroad, a pub wedding venue provides a fantastic space for the after party or the second wedding reception. This way, you can celebrate with the friends and family that weren’t able to join you abroad. It really is the best of both worlds!

Although pubs once had the reputation of being rather old-fashioned, Young’s selection of venues are incredibly diverse with some great traditional locations and even modern, fashion-forward pubs that promise an unforgettable celebration.

Young’s specialise in pub wedding venues that are stylish yet affordable, made with the modern bride and groom in mind. They have everything under the sun, from hip and quirky settings to those that are proper, hearty pubs. There are two wedding collectives to choose from; ‘London Pub Weddings‘ – for those who want to tie the knot in the heart of the city, and ‘Your Pub Wedding‘. The latter has been created for couples who want something outside of the iconic London locations.

The Lamb Tavern is a one-of-a-kind city pub with three floors. Located right in the heart of London, where you and your guests will be treated to mouth-watering canapés and fizz. You can then dine in style and enjoy an absolute feast for your wedding breakfast, before spending the night dancing in the basement bar, known as Old Tom’s.

In contrast, The Oyster Shed is situated right on the banks of the River Thames, providing incredible views across the city. The venue is elegant and luxurious with a glamorous edge – everything you need for your wedding reception. Space isn’t an issue either, with the exclusivity option at weekends allowing for the largest of weddings. Plus, this pub wedding venue has a whole host of wedding folks on their books, so if you’re in need of flowers, food or more, the team will be on hand to help.

If you want nothing more than to spend the day celebrating in the Capital, Young’s collection of historic London pubs is both contemporary and traditional, with a welcoming warmth and charm that couples can’t help but fall in love with. You’ll have a pub wedding venue with plenty of character and a fantastic setting in the city. You are bound to find the perfect pub venue to host your happily ever after!

If you’d like to escape the city and instead opt for something a little more rural, Young’s also have tonnes of picturesque pub wedding venues that offer that idyllic location you are looking for. The Red Barn in Surrey oozes character with its exposed beams, open gardens and endless charm. Fancy the thought of a pub wedding venue with a hint of history? Just around the corner from the iconic Cutty Sark, The Old Brewery has a fabulous dining room for you to enjoy their fresh, seasonal menu, as well as a spacious outdoor terrace where you can sip on cocktails with your loved ones.

So, what exactly can you expect from a pub wedding venue with Young’s? The team want you to have an epic wedding day, so enjoy some incredible food and drink offers at affordable prices, without compromising on the quality. For couples who are looking for accommodation, Young’s have a number of pubs and hotels with fabulous rooms for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

Many of us have spent our happiest moments in pubs – they are a place you go to where you can relax and have fun with your friends and family, so why should it ever be any different for your wedding day? For the foodie-loving couples, Young’s pubs are renowned for their mouth-watering menus and traditional pub grub. A pub also has a unique atmosphere that rivals many other style of venues, and it can often be impossible to find elsewhere. By choosing a pub venue that you fall in love with, you can visit beforehand and after the big day for special occasions, giving the location a personal and intimate vibe.

So, get stuck into the Young’s collection and find a pub wedding venue that is perfect for you.

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